Friday, October 05, 2007
As the season changes to Fall, so does my life change. Beginning today, I am heading in a new direction by being the sole distributor of my hand-dyed yarn and fiber here in Southern California. Of course, I'll still be doing shows, especially Torrance, on November 4th (see below). Loving what I do, having fun doing it and being creative along the way has paid off. Expect me to be more active in updating my blog to share my new directions in fiber.
Because of the positive responses to my yarn and fiber posts, starting today I plan to keep my "Capistrano Fiber Arts" blog [ http://CapistranoFiberArts.blogspot.com ]updated on a regular basis. Check back regularly to see all of my new and exciting offerings.
For local friends, for people visiting the area, and for those who can't make it to the shows I do, my yarns and fibers will be available at my home studio by appointment. I hope that in these ways, my yarns and fibers will continue to be available to spinners and knitters who have enjoyed them in the past. You can email me and I will contact you to set up an appointment. [ CapFibArt@aol.com ]
I will continue to do some of the local fiber shows, including the Southern California Handweavers' Fiber Festival in Torrance coming up on Sunday, November 4th, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The Black Sheep Gathering next June 2008 in Eugene, OR, one of the best shows on the West Coast, will be one of my destinations. I plan to have a booth there with The Twisted Sisters mom, Sandy Sitzman of Woolgatherings, from Banks, OR. I'm sure we'll have as great a time as we had this past June. And I hope to see Linda of Northwest Wools in Portland, too.
I will again be participating as a guest artist in The Yarn Tree's "Sock for All Seasons" sock club for 2008. Linda LaBelle will open up registration for the new club in December, I believe. Visit her website [link to the right] for more information. Linda has a new book coming out in November.
One of the things I enjoy most is spinning out in public -- exposing people to the fact that there are many of us still handspinning and creating our own unique yarns. I plan to seek out a venue for a spinning group, either during the week or perhaps on Saturdays. I might have it in my home studio to begin with. I meet with the South Coast Spinners and Weavers group once a month, but many of the spinners I know would like to get together more often. Anyone interested in getting together to spin can email me and I'll try to get this going soon.
Finally, I will continue to teach spinning, both on the drop spindle and on the wheel, by appointment at my home studio. Anyone interested in spinning can contact me by email or by phone to set up a spinning lesson(s). I have a number of spinning wheels on which I can teach any newbies without a wheel, and I am expecting a new shipment of Cascade drop spindles in the near future.
All in all, I am looking forward to fresh beginnings and to keeping in touch with the great friends I have made in the past few years. And . . . I hope to make many more new friends. For all of my closest friends that have been supportive of me since I dove into this fiber odyssey some years ago (and you know who you are), please know that your friendship is gift that I cherish.